From Daily Caller
The commander in chief of the American armed forces today forced a violation of Marine Corps regulations, so he wouldn’t get wet.
According to Marine Corps regulation MCO P1020.34F of the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations chapter 3, a male Marine is not allowed to carry an umbrella while in uniform. There is no provision in the Marine Corps uniform regulation guidelines that allows a male Marine to carry an umbrella.
Nevertheless, during a press conference under a light drizzle with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan this morning, President Obama allowed the First Head to be protected from the elements by an umbrella held by a male Marine corporal.
Who knew what about the umbrella, and when did they know it?
— Bearded Stoner (@beardedstoner) May 17, 2013
Obama breached Marine protocol by having an umbrella held. And here Dick Cheney said #Benghazi was the greatest tragedy in his lifetime.
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) May 17, 2013
This week started with Three! Huge! Scandals! It ends with #umbrellagate. Well played, Mr. President. Well played.
— Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) May 17, 2013
My concerted conclusion is that #UmbrellaGate is a lot funnier than the OTHER three bunches of #RWNJ fantasy the past week and that's it.
— seapanther (@ceappers) May 18, 2013
Lindsey Graham: "This scandal is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" #umbrellagate
— Fleet Admiral Josh (@fleetadmiralj) May 18, 2013
Impeach That Kenyan Muslim umbrella.#UmbrellaGate
— BWD (@theonlyadult) May 17, 2013
Rain? Obama's desperate cry for attention. #UmbrellaGate
— lisa talmadge (@LisaTalmadge) May 17, 2013
#UmbrellaGate Nixon bugged a parasol once...
— John Edginton (@JohnEdginton) May 17, 2013
In case you missed #UmbrellaGate - summary: Uppity Negro gets white marine to hold his umbrella. That's it, really.
— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) May 17, 2013
What distinguishes these four presidents from one another? #umbrellagate twitter.com/JamesPMorrison…
— James Morrison (@JamesPMorrison) May 17, 2013
That marine holding the umbrella for Obama is a pretty instant tumblr meme.
— John Sunununu (@JohnSunununu) May 16, 2013
Any one of those guys would stop a bullet for Obama, let alone a raindrop. #Umbrellagate
— John Malcolm (@JohnnyMalc) May 18, 2013
ROTFLMAO It's scandalous I tell you! Obama haters are livid abt #UmbrellagateThis one even compared it to Benghazimrconservative.com/2013/05/16276-…
— Mrs. H (@northernwillow) May 17, 2013
King Obama Orders Marines To Hold An Umbrella Over Him
One has to wonder why Obama thinks the Marines are better used holding an umbrella to protect his delicate constitution but Ambassador Christopher Stevens didn’t deserve any Marines to protect his life in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012?
~ Warner Todd Huston on Mr. Conservative
@sarahpalinusa is busy explaining how someone holding an Umbrella for her is Patriotic while someone Holding it for POTUS is Un-American
— Fresh Brew (@TheFreshBrew) May 17, 2013
Scandalous Hat Trick
Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their own umbrellas. Today in the Rose Garden you dismissed the idea of a Special Counsel to investigate the IRS scandal. With that, your galling political hubris shined bright in the midst of today’s dark clouds.
. . . Most Americans see ominous dark clouds looming beyond the White House Rose Garden, Mr. President. They’ll roll away only when light is shined on the Obama administration’s antics, and America will only recover when you cease avoiding responsibility in this mission of yours to fundamentally transform America. For that to happen, the press had better learn from their experiences of being duped and provide a deserving public fairer, more intelligent coverage.
Speaking of coverage, glad you finally called in the Marines... shame it was just to hold your umbrella.
~ Sarah Palin on Facebook
BAHAHA @sarahpalinusa Had her OWN umbrellagate. WaPo noticed. Change your name to Hypocrisyia Clownette. washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-l…
— Jody (@FishHawkRdJody) May 17, 2013
About that #umbrellagate. He's Mr. President, not Barry Poppins!
— Left in Decatur (@LeftinDecatur) May 17, 2013
You know the "scandals" are failing the GOP when they have to switch to mocking Pres Obama for not holding his own umbrella. #purehatred
— Steve Weinstein (@steveweinstein) May 17, 2013
for the fools posting pics of Reagan in rain w/out umbrella insinuating he was more of a Man than Pres Obama This> twitter.com/taboo1099/stat…
— Eileen (@taboo1099) May 17, 2013
Bob #Woodward thinks we should take this #UmbrellaGate #scandel VERY VERY VERY SERIOUSLY
— Jeanne K. (@SnarkAmendment) May 17, 2013
Obama appeared as toddler "Barry Soetero" in French movie "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" 1964 #Umbrellagate #RWNJ #GOP
— Jeanne K. (@SnarkAmendment) May 17, 2013
Republicans are becoming unelectable. RT @daggy1: The govt is filled with liberals. What's that tell you?
— Miles Tache (@Sublimateus) May 18, 2013
The balls it takes to complain about Obama asking Marine to hold an umbrella for when Bush asked thousands of them to die.
— Milt Shook (@MiltShook) May 17, 2013